The Ilanot Review
Winter 2018: Pictures
Managing Editor for the Pictures Issue
Guest Graphics Editor
Guest Poetry Editor
The Ilanot Review is an international journal based in Israel, publishing a variety of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and genres in between. We especially love translations and hybrid work. Our bi-annual themed editions are edited by alumni and faculty from the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University, and by guest editors.
The Ilanot Review Staff
Frances Cannon is a writer and artist with an MFA in nonfiction and book arts from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa, and a BFA in poetry and printmaking from the University of Vermont. She is the author and illustrator of the graphic memoir, The Highs and Lows of Shapeshift Ma and Big-Little Frank, published by Gold Wake Press, as well as a book of paintings and poetic translations, Tropicalia, through Vagabond Press, and a book of poems and prints, Uranian Fruit, through Honeybee Press. She was born in Utah and has since lived in Oregon, Vermont, California, Maine, Iowa, Italy, Guatemala, France, and Mexico making art and writing books. She has also worked as an editorial intern and contributor at McSweeney’s Quarterly, The Believer, The Lucky Peach, and The Iowa Review. She has recently been published in Vice, Prompt Press, The Iowa Review, The Examined Life Journal, Edible Magazine, Electric Lit, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn.
Mitch Ginsburg, a graduate of the Shaindy Rudoff program at Bar-Ilan University, is the military and defense correspondent for The Times of Israel. He has translated several novels from Hebrew to English, including Second Person Singular by Sayed Kashua and The World of the End by Ofir Touche Gafla.
Katie Green graduated with honors from the Shaindy Rudoff Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University in 2003. She is festivals coordinator at the Maaleh film school and is also an independent editor and translator. Her stories and poetry appear in Jewishfiction. net, Cyclamens and Swords, and Yew Journal. Her story “The Color of Sand” was short-listed for the Moment Short Story Fiction prize. Her journalism has appeared in numerous Jewish publications and internet sites, and her films “Prague” and “16” have been shown on Israel’s Channel 2.
Nadia Jacobson was born in London and currently lives in Jerusalem. She holds an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University, in addition to an MA in Philosophy from University College London and a BA in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy from Cambridge University. Her fiction has appeared in Every Day Fiction, Annalemma Magazine, and a number of anthologies.
Karen Marron lives and writes in Tel Aviv. She received her MA in Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University in 2008. Her flash essays have appeared in Drunken Boat, Hobart, Word Riot, Blunderbuss and Sundog Lit.
Jane Medved’s full-length poetry collection Deep Calls To Deep was the winner of the 2016 Many Voices Project and is forthcoming from New Rivers Press. Her chapbook “Olam, Shana, Nefesh” was released by Finishing Line Press in 2014. Recent essays and poems have appeared in Lilith Magazine, Mudlark, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and New American Writing. A native of Chicago, Illinois, she has lived for the last 25 years in Jerusalem, Israel.
Marcela Sulak is the author of three poetry collections, most recently, Decency (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). She’s translated four collections of poetry from the Czech, French, and Hebrew, and has co-edited the 2015 Rose Metal Press title, Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Rattle, among others. She directs the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing and hosts the TLV.1 Radio podcast, “Israel in Translation.”
Janice Weizman is the author of the award-wining historical novel, The Wayward Moon, which came out in 2012 with Yotzeret publishing. A graduate of the Creative Writing program at Bar-Ilan University, Janice founded Ilanot, the former incarnation of The Ilanot Review, in 2009. Janice reviews books for The Jerusalem Report, and her work has appeared in Lilith, Consequence, Queen’s Quarterly, and other places,
Sarah Wetzel is the author of River Electric with Light, which won the AROHO Poetry Publication Prize and was published by Red Hen Press in 2015, and Bathsheba Transatlantic, which won the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry and was published by Anhinga Press in 2010. When not shuttling between her three geographic loves–Rome, Tel Aviv, and New York City–she teaches creative writing at The American University of Rome. She holds an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a MBA from Berkeley. More importantly for her poetry, she completed a MFA in Creative Writing at Bennington College in January 2009. You can see some more of her work at www.sarahwetzel.com.
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